Academic Grants & Appointments


Research Grants
2014 - 2015 Head of research project Local Dynamics of Globalization in the Pre-Modern 
                     Levant elected for the Centre for Advanced Study, The Norwegian Academy for 
                     Science and Letters.
2007             Seed money from the Research Council of Norway for the proposal Constructing 
2004 - 2008  Grant from NorFA (Nordic Ministries) for the network OTSEM (Old Testament 
                     Studies: Epistemologies and Methods). A research network of Hebrew Bible / Old 
                     Testament scholars from Helsinki, Åbo, Tartu, Uppsala, Lund, Copenhagen, 
                     Aarhus, Oslo, Stavanger, Reykjavik Göttingen, Oxford.

Editorial Boards, Boards, etc.
2014       «Fagansvarlig, Det gamle testamente» (ET: Academic editor, HB/OT) for Store 
			Norske Leksikon på nett (
2012        Head of Board for the publications Uniforum and Apollon, University of Oslo
2012        Member of the Editorial Board, Teologisk Tidsskrift (Oslo)
2012 - 2015  Member of the Advisory Board for the Finnish Doctoral Programme of Theology
2011             Invited member of an international expert panel for the excellence initiative 
		     Critiques of Rationality, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen (headed by 
		     Prof. dr. Frank Rexroth)
2009        Member of the Editorial Board, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
2009 - 2011  Member of the Editorial Board, Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok
2008 - 2010  Member of the Advisory Board for the 2010 IOSOT Conference in Helsinki
2006         Member of the Editorial Board Scandinavian Journal for the Old Testament
1998              Editor of the Conference Catalogue and Member of the Organizing Committee 
                           for the 16th IOSOT Congress in Oslo. 
1988 - 1989  Editorial Assistant for the journal Tidsskrift for kirke og teologi, Oslo
1984             Editor of the journal Ung teologi

Extern Evaluation Commissions, etc.
2013            Doctoral committee, Åbo University
2012            Expert assessment committee, Uppsala University 
2006-2010  Representative in the Publication Committe, the Research Council of Norway
                    NFR [Publiseringsutvalget for humaniora og samfunnsfag]
2009            Academic reviewer for the Research Council of Iceland
2009            Member of a review committee for two PhD positions, Centre for Gender 
                    Research, University of Oslo
2007-2008   Head of Accrediting committee for The Norwegian Agency for Quality 
                    Assurance in Education (NOKUT), accrediting MHS, Stavanger.
2007   	    Expert assessment committee, University of Aarhus